August 2019
August 2019

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Sewing projects for the home

Sewing projects for the home

Sometimes the wait from lunch to tea is far too long, and you’d love nothing more than to tuck into some finger sandwiches and sponge cakes, and have a well-deserved cuppa!

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Hand stitch embroidery pattern problems and how to solve them

Hand stitch embroidery pattern problems and how to solve them

From free-motion embellishments to hand-sewn pet portraits, our four experts are on board to solve your embroidery woes!

“I’m working on a free-hand embroidery piece, but my thread keeps fraying and…

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How can I help the environment through crafts?

How can I help the environment through crafts?

Question: How can I save the environment? Answer: Waste less! In these David Attenborough years, more and more of us have realised the negative effects we’re having on the planet, and…

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Penny Shirt

Penny Shirt

The pussybow blouse is an iconic garment that takes you from a day at the office through to an evening out. Polyester and chiffons are perfect for Amanda Walker's design,…

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Isla Dress

Isla Dress

Shift dresses have little shaping other than breast darts, making them both easy to sew and a comfortable choice for hotter days. This A-line design by Julia Claridge falls just…

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Gabrielle Skirt

Gabrielle Skirt

If you aren't confident at stitching darts, this pencil skirt designed by Amanda Walker is a good practise piece as little mistakes will be hidden by the textured surface of…

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Top 10 Stitchy Makes of All-Time

Top 10 Stitchy Makes of All-Time

The Sew team have been turning back time a lot recently. Last week, we took you back through Royal Wedding gowns, now we’re looking at our very own stitcher, Corinne Bradd’s, YouTube…

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Stitch a Liberty tie

Stitch a Liberty tie

This step-by-step tutorial from The Makery’s Kate Smith makes stitching a man's tie a doddle. It’s the ideal handmade present for that tricky to buy for father, brother or partner, so…

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